Narcotics Officer Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Narcotics Officer Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1992

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Ronald Edward Dean, Jr.

Officer Ronald Dean was shot and killed while serving a drug related warrant.

Officer Dean was a member of a Street Level Interdiction team, which was serving the warrant at an apartment complex. Officer Dean used a battering device to knock down the door and as he and other officers entered the apartment, the lone suspect started firing a .357 magnum handgun at the officers. Officer Dean was struck one time between the side panels of his vest and the bullet lodged in his chest. A second officer received gunshot wounds to the leg. The shooter was shot and wounded by other officers. Officer Dean died about one hour later at the hospital.

The killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Officer Dean had been employed with the Shreveport Police Department for five years, and is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 551

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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so many more officers have joined you.... each time this happens I am taken back to 12-16-92. We weren't ready for you to go, we couldn't believe you were gone. So many years have gone by since you left. Our lives were changed forever. We still cry, we still grieve, we still miss you. We never thought we would be part of the group of survivors -- a group we never wanted to join. We miss you. We love you. Rest easy, Ron. See you on the flip side.

teresa greber

January 29, 2019

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